Quit the Matrix – Build the Ark
May 1, 2013 | Waking Times | Julian Rose
Once one has got a reasonable handle on ‘what’s wrong’ the next step involves putting into place something ‘that feels right’.
Not so easy. But essential of course – and in many respects a natural
process of follow-through, without which, knowing ‘what’s wrong’
gradually fades away. Until there are three sharp knocks on the front
door – and then it’s too late.
The way we progress our conscious awareness is by bringing together,
or becoming in some way part of, a group of individuals who wish to
share together the experience of putting into place a manner of daily
existence which fulfils our creative aspirations and practical needs.
Both. If we can’t do that we can’t be fully human. And not being fully
human means never realizing who we really are.
Now, the first thing which comes up is the question: “How can I find
such kindred spirits?” And the answer is: you either know them already
or you are able to intuitively recognize those on the same ‘wave length’
as yourself. And don’t forget, intervention from sources of higher
support will come to your aid if you purposefully ask them to.
The next question which comes up is: “Can I commit?”
Everyone can commit, but one’s ability to do so is dependent upon the
level of emotional need and the degree to which one cannot endure one’s
present dysfunctional existence in the Matrix – any longer. It’s the
point where you cannot go on compromising your knowledge and awareness
of ‘what’s wrong’ by carrying on as though ‘it wasn’t’.
After all, once we do ‘know’ how almost every action we take is
supporting the continuation of a way of life which we no longer believe
in – and recognize that it’s also contributing to a rapidly escalating
planetary ecocide – then is there much choice other than to make the
The third step is perhaps the most difficult. It involves some very
practical considerations about the future. It requires a long hard look
at just how poisoned life in the Matrix really is.
We all have a tendency to allow ourselves to believe that there are
‘some things’ that are still OK. You know, the fact that one can still
afford to buy some certified organic food; take some better quality
natural medicines; pick and choose which TV program to watch; take a
walk in some green space; mess around with the I-pod; chill out in the
bar; chat on the cell phone with some old friends.
If you are financially secure enough to be able to do all these, then
you’re probably still holding down some sort of a job, living in an
urban area, using a car, maybe have a partner, children, a home. All
this is what we call our ‘comfort zone’, and its only when we feel so
uncomfortable in our ‘comfort zone’ – and can’t stand it any more – that
the need for step number three looms-up in front of us.
To recognize that your present comfort zone stuff cannot and will not
last is a key part of making that ‘next step’. Actually, you know it
already, yet are not really convinced that you are right, or are
thinking that maybe your current compromise is manageable for at least
another year or two.
Tough one, that. But outside, the lock-down is moving inexorably
forward. The civil liberties are crumbling. Another false flag has upped
the anti. A whiff of cordite taints the air. The Police State is at
No action should be based on fear alone. Yet fear has its place in jolting us into action.
The third step is one you must genuinely feel attracted to taking –
because it holds a certain promise. It presents a certain challenge. A
new horizon. A brush with the unknown. You wish to embrace that
challenge, experience that new horizon. Come face to face with the
Coupling this to your growing awareness that the Matrix is a vicious
spider’s web of sophisticated mind control which counts on your slavish
support for its continued existence – and you will have all the
ammunition you need to get out while you still can.
“But where to”?
You see, the third step places that question right up in front of us
like a roadblock. Once again, something, some clue, some intuition may
already give you a sense of the answer to this. If not, start the
research while the internet is still functioning.
Now comes the big one: if you want to be able to take control of your
destiny and not be led by the nose by the vampiric forces that
currently run this planet, you are going to have to get very close to
the ground. Beneath the radar as it were.
You are going to have to participate (in some way) in the production
of your own food, your own power, your own shelter. You are going to
need to become humble enough to be willing to learn the simple art of
survival. That which has been practised for centuries by small farming
families throughout the world.
Their wisdom is your gold. The most crucial resource we have
available to us – if we are to be free. Free and independent enough to
stake out our new ground, and to turn around and defend it when the heat
comes on. To build together with fellow travellers ‘Arks of
Resistance’. That is step number three.
Don’t think about it for too long. Ask yourself, right now, what
these words are making you feel. Do they touch a chord somewhere inside
you? Does some forgotten part of you long to be intimately in touch with
mother earth? Feeling the subtle granules of soil between your fingers?
The wind on your face? The smells of nature – both pungent and sweet –
almost every day?
If it doesn’t raise a certain little thrill, but only a sense of
fear, even disgust perhaps, then you are unlikely to have much chance of
being part of the change you know you need. You know is needed.
Intellectually, you can see that the consumptive pattern of life upon
which your urban life style depends – is trashing the planet – your
physical health – your sanity. You are plugged into mainstreet. The time
is already five minutes after midnight.
No amount of psychotherapy, physiotherapy, hypnotherapy, aroma
therapy, colour therapy, naturpathy, massage, yoga, meditation or
spiritual counselling is going to help you: unless you first help
yourself get off your iceberg bound Titanic.
We are not all destined to become farmers and sowers of seeds. We are
not all bound to become house builders and artisans. We are not all
destined to live a life of simplicity on the land. But we are all in
great need of finding our place in and amongst such. Not as parasites
and stooges, but as participants, supporters and work mates of
those who make it possible for us to eat, drink and be sheltered from
one day to the next, for the rest of our lives.
Hard work need hold no fear. Sweat on brow and body is part and
parcel of all purposeful action. But shared – the load is lightened,
deeper friendships formed, achievements celebrated. Life gains a richer
texture. The blood flows more freely. Sleep is deeper.
Do not imagine that some powerful new technology is going to mean
it’s all OK after all. Some super nuclear fusion program that will
supply all the people of the world with free power. That is the great
lie of the Matrix whose socket you will still be plugged into.
Do not believe that a time will soon be at hand when food will be
grown from air, in vast nanotech petri-dish laboratories whose
transgenic cabbages and reconstituted chicken thighs pour off the
production line straight onto your patented plastic plate. You will
still be paying your fee into the Illuminati laboratory for your robotic
No, you must dump your procrastination and any daydreams of ‘an easy
way out’. There is none. Know that our illusions are nothing more than
the holographic mind tilts of paid-up, target toughened, thought police.
Illusions manufactured to keep us slaves to ‘the system’. The system
whose survival is assured just as long as we continue to fuel it with
our best energies. Get out now. Take your energy back.
We don’t need to be complicit in aiding our own self-destruction; let
us now set out to build the new Arks. Arks launched into a body of
water where true empathy and cooperation with fellow sailors becomes a
Here, amongst shared work in the fields, forests, rivers and
re-fertilized plains, can also rise again creative arts, crafts, music,
dance. But now directed towards and inspired by a higher truth and a
deeper awareness; freed from the aggressive, acquisitive commercial
trappings that still stand as the tragic grand-totem for a lost and
listless human race.
Take up your axe, for that tree is rotten to the core. Don’t let it stand between you and your destiny.
About the Author
Julian Rose is an organic farmer and international
activist. He is the author of “Changing Course for Life – Local
Solutions to Global Problems” www.changingcourseforlife.info His next work: “In Defence of Life – Essays for a Radical Reworking of Green Wisdom” is to be published later this summer.